Managua - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced that US military bases in Colombia are threatening the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) bloc. Colombia–EE.UU.: El nuevo pacto A letter Chavez addressed to his UNASUR peers was published on Sunday by El Nuevo Diario of Nicaragua.
In his letter, Chavez said everything is part of a political military plan orchestrated by Washington against UNASUR.
He also warned the military bases pose a threat to the region's natural resources (oil, mining and the Amazonia forest)
According to Chavez, Colombia's claims to allow the United States use its military bases and deploy troops in the South American nation are a real threat to peace and to Venezuela's sovereignty.
Chavez's letter was published on Sunday in several Latin American newspapers, sources from the Venezuelan embassy in Managua said.
Source: La Presna Latina
August 17, 2009